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By Marla Jones, Reporter • marla@southerntorch.com (Photos by Amy Thrash) DEKALB COUNTY, Ala. — (Full LIVE Video on our Facebook) The DeKalb County Commission welcomed a brand new commissioner at their organizational meeting on Wednesday, November 14. Lester Black, who defeated District

Contributed by The Young Republicans of Northeast Alabama SCOTTSBORO, Ala. — The Young Republicans of Northeast Alabama are excited to announce the seating of new leadership on their Executive Board. Dylan Smith and Lewis Pitchford will serve as Chairman and Vice

Contributed by Steve Flowers • AL Political Columnist Now that the dust has settled from last week’s gubernatorial primaries, let’s analyze the outcome. Governor Kay Ivey and Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox won very impressive victories.  Ms. Ivey beat three well financed opponents

By Marla Jones, Reporter marla@southerntorch.com   FORT PAYNE, Ala. — In a special called meeting on Wednesday, the Fort Payne City Council made a the final decision on what to do with the old Mapco building at the corner of

PHOTO: GH Metal Solutions offers contract metal working services and is located on Airport Road. The amended abatement increased the amount of capital investment by almost half a million dollars and extended it for a year; until the end of

PHOTO: Republican T.J. Maloney has received Alfa’s endorsement in the race for House District 39. District 39 covers all of Cheorkee County, and parts of DeKalb, Cleburne, and Calhoun counties. (Contributed Photo) By Staff Reports MONTGOMERY, Ala.— FarmPAC, the political action committee

PHOTO: U.S. Senator Doug Jones (D – Alabama) was one of four Democrats to cross party lines to confirm Mike Pompeo as the new Secretary of State. We asked him how he felt Pompeo would deal with Russia during recent

PHOTO: Alabama Speaker of the House Mac McCutcheon and House Majority Leader Nathaniel Ledbetter will be holding a rally to support Rep. Tommy Hanes next Thursday in Scottsboro. (Contributed Photo) By Staff Reports SCOTTSBORO, Ala. – Alabama House of Representatives Speaker

PHOTO: Fort Payne City employee Tony ‘Buck’ Keef is challenging longtime District III County Commissioner Chris Kuykendall in the June 2018 Republican Primary. (Contributed Photo) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor tyler@southerntorch.com FORT PAYNE, Ala.  — Tony ‘Buck’ Keef is challenging

PHOTO: Photo from the groundbreaking on Monday at Google’s new data center in Bridgeport!  (Contributed Photo) By Tyler Pruett, Managing Editor  tyler@southerntorch.com BRIDGEPORT, Ala. — On Monday, Google broke ground on a new facility right here in our backyard! Governor Kay Ivey,